September 01, 2019
Hurricane Dorian Update #2
Today the Town participated in the tri-county conference call with Charleston County Emergency Management Department and regional counterparts to discuss Hurricane Dorian. Governor Henry McMaster will hold a media briefing with state emergency response officials today at 2:00 p.m. The press conference will be streamed live on SCETV’s website at scetv.org.
Residents and property owners are advised to monitor local media, review their hurricane plans, and begin to prepare their property or make contact with their property managers. For more information on the process of evacuation, read the Mayor’s article published last quarter in Town Notes.
During the next 2-4 days, the forecast from the National Hurricane Center calls for Dorian to turn northward positioning South Carolina in the cone of uncertainty. Our area is expected to have significant impacts including heavy rainfall, tropical-storm-force winds and storm surge beginning as soon as Tuesday. Please be aware there are already strong rip currents and high surf along the Atlantic Ocean.
While the situation is still fluid, the Town, along with the Community Association, are working together for advanced preparations to respond in whatever capacity the event demands. Ponds and lakes are at max drainage in anticipation of heavy rain and potential flooding.
You can expect the next update tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. If there is breaking news, we will release that information before our scheduled communication.
- Governor Henry McMaster has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and has urged South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Dorian impacting the state.
- Charleston County has activated the Citizen Information Line at 843-746-3900.
- If you have special needs regarding medical assistance, contact the Disabilities Resource Center at (843) 225-5080.
Official Evacuation Route for Kiawah:
Bohicket/Main Rd. to US 17. US 17 south to SC 64 where you will go to Walterboro, then to North Augusta
- National Weather Service
- South Carolina Emergency Management Division
- SCDOT live road conditions
- Kiawah Island Community Association
- Live 5 News
- ABC News 4
- Post and Courier
Sign up for the Town’s emergency notification system CodeRED here. CodeRED is used to communicate to residents to a designated phone number in emergency situations. CodeRED is reserved for short evacuation related messages sent with only pertinent information.